Bobbin lace was made throughout the East Midlands, and Bedford was one of the centres. Lace was made here in different styles, including Bedford Maltese. This page shows various Bedfordshire pieces. There are also Bedfordshire edgings, Bedfordshire collars and cuffs, Bedfordshire mats and Bedfordshire lace edged mats .
Here are examples of Bedfordshire lace pieces from my lace collection (although, as I am not an expert, some of my identification may be wrong). Click on a picture below to go to a page about the piece, with a large scale image.
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